UNICEF launched the MICS-Education Analysis for Global Learning and Equity (MICS-EAGLE) Initiative in 2018 with the objective of improving both learning outcomes and equity issues in education by addressing two critical education data problems: data gaps and lack of data utilization. The initiative is designed to: (1) Support education sector situation analysis and sector plan development by building national capacity, and leveraging the vast wealth of education data collected by MICS6; and (2) Build on the global data foundation provided by MICS6 to yield insights at the national, regional, and global level about ways to ensure each child can reach his or her full potential by reducing barriers to opportunity.
An important characteristic of these fact sheets is profiling. Profiling illustrates the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of children in a certain category. It also answers questions such as “what percentage of a key population group is male and what percentage is female” or “what percentage of a key population group lives in rural and what percentage lives in urban areas”. The topics covered in the fact sheets are: